Île St-Étienne

The Seine has been used as a waterway since prehistory. In the Middle Ages it became the major means of communication in the capital. At the time, Melun supplied Paris with a wide range of goods, and the king of France, St Louis, and his court would take to the river to travel to the city. The castle, which has since disappeared, was situated close to the Médiathèque Astrolabe on the island of Saint-Étienne. Today, Melun has strengthened its strategic location on the Seine through the restoration of the Reine Blanche river port.

Useful information

Address:

Pont St-Étienne, 77000 Melun

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Municipal Museum
Municipal Museum
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Church of St Aspais
Church of St Aspais
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Birthplace of Jacques Amyot
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Town hall of Melun
Town hall of Melun
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Collegiate Church of Our Lady of Melun
Collegiate Church of Our Lady of Melun
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Constabulary Museum
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